Writer: Scott Snyder
Artist: Greg Capullo
Published by DC Comics
Zero Year slows down a little as Bruce tries to deal with Doctor Death (which doesn’t go well) and some pent up emotions against Jim Gordon (which kind of goes even worse).
You can really tell Snyder is having fun with this origin-esque story because it shines through every scene. And it’s probably super weird, but I liked the scene of Bruce getting his skull crushed the best I think. I think it’s forgotten a lot that Bruce isn’t this all-invincible creature that can never be knocked down a few pegs. It was also pretty swell because it showed how awesome the Batman title’s supporting characters are. Gordon’s line right after he shot Death’s shoulder was probably the best in the book.
I really like how this story line is keeping you on your toes; however I would like some things to be explained soon. There is such a thing as too much build-up. And where the crap is the Riddler?!
I don’t even know what I can say about this art team anymore. They are beyond brilliant in every way. Capullo’s pencils for Dr. Death and his victims have to be my favorite of this arc thus far. And that single page spread of Bruce with the gun. I got chills, bros.
And then of course, Bruce has to go and get himself shot. First there was the brain injury and now this? Alfred will not be happy with you in the next issue, young man!
4 out of 5 nerds